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NHL cancels Winter Classic, outdoor Detroit games

NHL Lockout

The 48-day-old NHL lockout took on a more ominous tone Friday when the league officially canceled the Winter Classic, the annual outdoor game that was expected to draw more than 114,000 fans to Ann Arbor's Michigan Stadium to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Detroit Red Wings.


Washington Capitals get big-time exposure in NHL Winter Classic game with Pittsburgh Penguins

The standings will show that Saturday night's NHL Winter Classic - an outdoor game played in front of more than 68,000 fans on a soggy Pittsburgh evening - counted exactly the same for the Washington Capitals as the 39 games that preceded it, and as the 42 games that will follow. The Capitals won, 3-1, behind two goals from unheralded winger Eric Fehr, earning the standard two points in the standings.


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